Boost Testing :
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-04 11:52:35
The regression.py --incremental switch is great for those who cycle
tests often or have a slow machine. But --incremental is imperfect. It
can cause stale results for a variety of reasons.
In the long run it would be best to fix --incremental's problems. But
for the short run, perhaps we could mitigate those problems by asking
testers using --incremental to schedule a job to occasionally delete
their bin.v2 tree. Say once a week. That wouldn't totally solve
--incremental's problems, but it might reduce them to a more tolerable
Another approach would be to build the "once a week" logic right into
regression.py. That ensures compliance without testers having to do
anything, but still allows testers to schedule their own bin.v2 removals
more often if they wish.